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‘50 Shades of Charcoal’ Is the Food Festival We Definitely Didn’t Ask For

Who doesn’t love a good “house-made charcoal sangria?”
Ian Burke
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The Freaky, Fabulous Story of Marlena's, San Francisco's Santa-Studded Drag Bar

Marlena’s may be gone, but everyone has a story to tell about the most Christmassy drag bar—or draggiest Christmas bar—there ever was.
Mayukh Sen

My Fried Chicken Burrito Came to Me in a Dream

I realised how dream imprints can be an inspiration for a chef. It’s almost like I’m working in my sleep.
Wes Rowe

How to Start a Tiki Bar from Scratch

"Beyond the drink, it’s about the complete transformative experience of leaving the outside world and coming to another world where it’s dusk, it’s moody, it’s atmospheric."
Martin Cate
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A Brief Look at Cutty Bangs: San Francisco's Weird, Beloved Liquor Store Tradition

Ever been in a Bay Area liquor store and seen those curated plastic bags full of little airplane bottles of booze? If so, you have met the cutty bang in the wild.
Hilary Pollack

Meet the Godfather of Indian Pizza

“A lot of people ask me: ‘Do they have pizza like this in India?’” Tony grins. “No! That was only born here. That happens only here.”
Jackson Scarlett

San Francisco's New Rat Cafe Is the Animal Pop-Up No One Asked For

Don’t expect a discount if something furry brushes past your ankle.
Daisy Meager
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Brandon Jew's Restaurant Tells the Story of San Francisco's Chinatown

Mister Jiu's is more than just an homage to Jew's Chinese heritage; it's a statement on the changing face of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Brandon Jew

This Porkless Bacon Is Michelin-Approved

Michelin-starred San Francisco chef Matthew Accarrino has created a bacon made with white sturgeon.
Natalie B. Compton

Inside Cafe X, Home of the World's First Robot Barista

The concept is the brainchild of Henry Hu, a 23-year-old college dropout from Hong Kong, whose love of coffee is intertwined with his entrepreneurial spirit.
Gigen Mammoser

Leftover Turkey Makes the Best Fried Rice

The Mission Chinese chef shares his best memories of Thanksgivings in Oklahoma (cheese logs!) and shares his best tips for using leftover turkey.
Danny Bowien
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The Secret to Making Mission Chinese Food's Famous Spicy Chicken Wings

Even Danny Bowien's bona fide Wonka factory of explosively flavourful Chinese food has its mainstays. As Nelly would say, it's hot in here.
Munchies Staff